Mandrake Handshake

“Mandrake Handshake draw on the billowing hookah-induced ether of early Pink Floyd coupled with Hawkwind’s cosmic transcendentalism” – The Line Of Best Fit London psychedelia collective Mandrake Handshake burst onto the scene with hypnotic introductory cut ‘Mandragora’ produced by Stereolab’s Andy Ramsay last Summer. Formed at Oxford University where they lived, hung out and rehearsed together on […]

The Keep Cats

“With endless energy, sing-along riffs, and a stage presence to be in awe of, The Keep Cats prove they are one of the most exciting bands playing right now.” – Explore Reading We’re stoked to announce the return of The Keep Cats to Are You Listening? Festival. These guys are firmly on the radar of […]

TV Priest

“Uppers is a great place to start and should rubber stamp TV Priest as one of, if not your favorite new act.” – The Line Of Best Fit “…quicken the pulse and capture the heart.” – Kerrang! It’s tempting to think that you have all the answers, screaming your gospel every day with certainty and anger. […]

Third Lung

“Modern rock, ready for the millennial generation.” – Classic Rock Third Lung are a band more and more people are getting familiar with, with every release. This Reading-based band have received many compliments from the likes of Radio 6 legend, Steve Lamacq and constant support from the BBC Introducing team.

The Boileroom DJ

The Boileroom team are curators of emerging, national and local, music community and creative arts events. When the venue was first founded in 2006, the team were committed to bringing some of the most diverse and talented artists across all genres of contemporary music. The venue has grown from their driving principle to create an […]

Self Help

“Two boys. Two girls. Pop. Punk. Perfection.” – Truck Festival “Pop-punk with the jagged edges left on… and a bit of a twinkle in its eye.” – Nightshift Oxford garage thrash poppers Self Help return to the festival. The four-piece combination of a fierce female rhythm section with shouty but sensitive boys on guitar soon […]

Priincess Kemz

Priincess Kemz, birth name Kemi. An upcoming rapper. From East London. Priincess Kemz is currently in education at Anglia Ruskin University studying performing arts. She has been involved in various open mics and competitions around Shoreditch, Camden and Cambridge, and is on her way to pursuing her music career.

Nobodies Birthday

“Whilst others may be described as anthemic, they manage to be majestic.” – A&R Factory Nobodies Birthday are an indie rock band who have toured alongside The Pigeon Detectives and supported bands such as The Cribs and The Sherlocks, as well as their own headline shows across the country.

Mythical Ash Cloud

Three twins making noise to cloud your judgement. MAC is for the children.

Marisa and the Moths

Marisa and the Moths are a pretty filthy, filthy pretty, grunge-influenced Reading-based rock band with a modern edge and soaring vocals and powerful melodies. This year sees them playing 2000 Trees festival as well as Are You Listening?